Closed Bug 673955 Opened 9 years ago Closed 4 years ago

"Missing profile" when relative path specified to profile command line option

Categories

(Core Graveyard :: Profile: BackEnd, defect)

All
macOS
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: mozdev, Unassigned)

Details

A "Missing profile" popup alert is displayed when a relative path is specified to the "-profile" Firefox command line option.

This works OK if the profile path is an absolute path.

This works:
$ arch -i386 /Applications/Firefox-Aurora.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profile /Users/hop/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/xq1q5l07.XXX/

This doesn't work:
$ cd /Users/hop
$ arch -i386 /Applications/Firefox-Aurora.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profile Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/xq1q5l07.XXX/

Being able to specify relative paths is useful for example when running tests.

Firefox accepts both absolute and relative paths on Linux and Windows, from Firefox 5.0 up to Aurora (7.0a2), which is what made conclude of a buggy behavior.
Summary: "Missing profile" popup alert when a relative path is specified to the → "Missing profile" when relative path specified to profile command line option
I have done more tests and can say now that this regression appeared on Mac between Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4.0: Firefox 3.6 was accepting relative path profiles, while starting with Firefox 4.0 relative path profiles are not accepted anymore.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Account Manager → Profile: BackEnd
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: account.manager → profile-manager-backend
This bug is filed in a bugzilla component related to pre-Firefox code which no longer exists. I believe it is no longer relevant and I am therefore closing it INCOMPLETE.

If you believe that this bug is still valid and needs to be fixed, please reopen it and move it to the Toolkit:Startup and Profile System product/component.
No longer blocks: 1243899
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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